Systems Administrator



  Full Time   Employee   Contractor

Ft. Meade
United States

Systems Administrator

Position Description
Put your years of experience into a future of excellence at CGI Federal. We are seeking an Systems Administrator to support operations in our Ft. Meade, MD location. Your future duties and responsibilities
Job Summary:

The Systems Administrator is responsible for the acquisition, installation, maintenance, and usage of the organization's local area network. Manages network performance and maintains network security. Ensures that security procedures are implemented and enforced. Installs all network software. Evaluates, develops and maintains telecommunications systems. Troubleshoots network problems. Establishes and implements network policies, procedures, and standards and ensures their conformance with information systems and organization objectives. Individual is required to be on-call nights and weekends.


The Network Administrator is responsible for the build and configure of server OS and applications, administer system-level procedures, establish and maintain administrator accounts, and assign file permissions. They will also install upgrades, configure, test, maintain and support operating system software. Review performance logs and monitoring overall system performance. Troubleshoot and resolve system hardware, software and connectivity issues. Create shell programs and utility scripts. Perform configurations and adjustments to enhance system performance. Perform automated and manual backup and restorative processes. Create software packages and deployments with Microsoft System Center 2007 or 2012. Generate reports with Microsoft System Center 2007 or 2012. Script administrative tasks. Provide vulnerability remediation with Microsoft System Center 2007 or 2012. Ensure security procedures are implemented and enforced.
Required qualifications to be successful in this role

Five years of relevant experience is required. Knowledge of Local and Wide Area Network design and administration to include DNS, WINS, VPN, Remote Access, PKI, Directory Services, network monitoring, SLA monitoring, network security monitoring, server and desktop hardening, and baseline configuration management. Experience in all or most of the following: system administration of complex systems within the Federal Government, user assistance, computer configuration, IT systems operations/monitoring, problem identification, problem diagnosis and trouble-shooting, problem resolution, client/server/storage/network devices, mobile devices, system optimization, improving resource utilization, system capacity analysis and planning, TCP/IP, configuring and managing Unix (Solaris, HP-Unix), Linux, VMS and Windows operating systems, installing operating system software, IAVA security patches, configuring network components, Cisco equipment, router operations, WAN interfaces, data encryption devices, virtual computing, remote monitoring/manipulation/administration, geo-location, smart data tagging, thin client applications, RF systems, overhead systems, VSAT communications, shell scripting, XML. Security+ and computing environment certification required. Must have sufficient relevant industry certifications and experience with either the U.S. military or other federal government agency(ies) that demonstrate the ability to meet the duties described above. Should be proficient in configuration, troubleshooting, installation, operation, maintenance and system administration of Microsoft Active Directory Servers, DNS Servers and Domain Controllers. Must possess a Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) Certificate. Familiar with the configuration, troubleshooting, installation, operation, and maintenance of Cisco Call Manager or a similar Internet Protocol Telephone system. Experience with interfacing WAN devices with terrestrial and satellite circuits, components, systems and hardware. Able to troubleshoot automation equipment and systems to a degree required for isolation of malfunctions to specific hardware or software and then restore equipment to operation. Should be able to draft associated technical documentation for reference and maintenance purposes of various information processing equipment and systems. Able to modify existing information processing systems using application and operating system software and appropriate computer language commands or files. Able to participate in the development and implementation of a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP). Able to conduct quality assurance of Automated Data Processing Equipment (ADPE) operations and equipment. Knowledgeable of, and able to, ensure compliance with applicable DoD directives governing Signal Security (SIGSEC), Operational Security (OPSEC), and Communications Security (COMSEC), and physical security of all information technology equipment, networks, systems, and processes. Able to quickly learn how to install, configure and administer various Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) automation products and software applications unique to military missions. Can perform software and firmware upgrades, patches, and application updates to all information technology equipment, systems and applications. Able to perform Information Assurance (IA) procedures to include data backup and recovery procedures. Ability to establish, maintain and enforce operational standards. Excellent attention to detail and ability to maintain detailed records. Demonstrated effective communications skills including strong written and oral presentation skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment. Ability and willingness to work in hostile and conflict environment. Exercise sound judgment in all areas of responsibility. Proficient in the use of personal computers with experience using Microsoft Office Suite and web-based applications. Must maintain physical fitness and be able to pass the APFT. Must be creative and have the ability to look at problems from multiple vantage points Ability to multi-task, prioritizes workload, and successfully handles competing deadlines.


Bachelor?s degree or higher from an accredited college or university is preferred but not required.


At CGI, we?re a team of builders. We call our employees members because all who join CGI are building their own company - one that has grown to 65,000 professionals located in 40 countries. Founded in 1976, CGI is a leading IT and business process services firm committed to helping clients succeed. We have the global resources, expertise, stability and dedicated professionals needed to achieve results for our clients - and for our members. Come grow with us. Learn more at

This is a great opportunity to join a winning team. CGI offers a competitive compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. Benefits for full-time, permanent members start on the first day of employment and include a paid time-off program and profit participation and stock purchase plans.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

No unsolicited agency referrals please.

All CGI offers of employment in the U.S. are contingent upon the ability to successfully complete a background investigation. Background investigation components can vary depending upon specific assignment, or upon any US government security clearance if required. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, gender Identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, or other status protected by law. CGI will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with CGI?s legal duty to furnish information.

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